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Save the healthy sheep and goats from euthanasia In Strandzha, Bulgaria, Europe. This is Grandma Dora, she has been crying for her 33 goats and accept them as her children who even have names. Please support this petition to help

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I am strongly opposed to the slaughter of proven healthy animals in the village of Sharkovo and elsewhere in the Strandja region, instead of introducing quarantine measures, and ask that the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency's (BSAW) order for the killing of animals be cancelled.

The order RD11-1245, says that the decision for the commission's execution was dated 4 July 2018 and killing commenced from this date, yet the protocol for the laboratory results was dated not until 9 July 2018. I therefore also ask that a full investigation into the truth about the killed animals in Strandja be commenced immediately as affected farmers claim that the animals are healthy and that all samples in the herds are negative.

I understand from the Bulgarian National Radio interview with Agriculture Minister Dr. Yanko Ivanov that according to the requirements, however, all animals should be destroyed: “All the sick and animals that are in danger of being in contact with the virus are subject to destruction because they at one time or another can infect other animals," Ivanov said.

Affected farmers are asking: “Are such measures taken proportionate or again unnecessary? Why does the Government agency not quarantine the affected flocks until new samples are taken? Is it really a plague? Where is the high mortality from the disease? There are no dead animals, nor, on the basis of the evidence from the area, have any animals developed the characteristic symptoms "

Please stop the killing immediately, and place quarantine measures in affected areas, with proper and full investigations undertaken.



Please contact The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency to support our petition. 

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency
Dr. Damyan Iliev


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